cookbook club: Senegal

Welcome to the third book of our summer cookbook club. Our theme this season is Summer Vegetables – perfect for a time when local farmers’ markets are thriving, and maybe even your home garden. After easing into our vegetable-focused cooking adventure with Nigel Slater’s Greenfeast: Spring, Summer, we began an intercontinental journey; first to Asia, now toContinue reading “cookbook club: Senegal”

cookbook club: Greenfeast: Spring, Summer

Welcome to the first book of the summer season of our cookbook club! Our first book is the most recent edition from the UK’s Nigel Slater, Greenfeast: Spring, Summer. Our theme this season is Summer Vegetables – perfect for a time when local farmers’ markets are thriving, and maybe even your home garden. I’m feeling inspired.Continue reading “cookbook club: Greenfeast: Spring, Summer”

savor the season – summer cookbook club starts soon!

from the farmers’ market or your own garden to your table… with a little help from these amazing books The spring cookbook club, Classic to Modern, was such a huge hit that we’re going to make a regular thing of it! The summer cookbook club begins on May 26, 2021 (register here!). I’ll be leadingContinue reading “savor the season – summer cookbook club starts soon!”

cookbook club: The New York Times Cooking No-Recipe Recipes

Cookbooks and kitchens are the heart of many great adventures. Last week our spring cookbook club, Classic to Modern, ended our journey with a return to the present. Over the course of 4 books in 8 weeks, we time traveled from the days of Edna Lewis to Sam Sifton’s contemporary approach to creating delicious meals. In between, weContinue reading “cookbook club: The New York Times Cooking No-Recipe Recipes”

cookbook club: Plat du Jour by Susan Herrmann Loomis

I’d say the spring cookbook club is off to a great start!  In our second meeting, we talked French comfort food and life in France with award-winning author Susan Herrmann Loomis as we cooked to her latest book, Plat Du Jour: French Dinners Made Easy.  Plat du jour means daily special. These are the dishes handwritten on chalkboardsContinue reading “cookbook club: Plat du Jour by Susan Herrmann Loomis”

cookbook club: The Taste of Country Cooking by Edna Lewis

Welcome to the first book of our spring cookbook club! Our first book of the series is: The Taste of Country Cooking by Edna Lewis. But, before digging in, I want to thank Kitchen Arts & Letters bookstore and The 92nd Street Y in NYC. Their beloved live program, Talks & Tastes, had to go virtual and they made it happen in theContinue reading “cookbook club: The Taste of Country Cooking by Edna Lewis”

join the (cookbook) club

I’m about to do something I’ve wanted to do for YEARS! Confession: I’m a food and drink book addict. OK. Maybe you’re not surprised at all by that. My home is literally wall-to-wall cookbooks, food history books, and a library’s worth of wine and spirits books. They make me happy. And when I’m happy, IContinue reading “join the (cookbook) club”